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Sewing with Knits

  Yesterday, I decided to sew with knits. Had to change the sewing machine needle to a Jersey 12 and find some poly blend or polyester thread. That's right no Aurifil but Coats and Clark makes great all purpose thread. The only time I don't use Aurifil is to sew knit fabric. Little Lilly is due May 1st and I really wanted to make her a Little Geranium Dress (link to free dress). The pattern is for a cotton dress (0-3 months), I wanted to use knit and changed things a little. Made the bodice like the pattern,using snaps instead of buttons since I bought a snap kit a month ago from Amazon. I'll wait to place the snap until she is born. The skirt section, I just cut a piece of knit fabric and gathered the top of it. Then with right sides together I started sewing 2" down from the top to the bottom. Pinned and sewed the bodice to the skirt. Still working on sewing the bottom. A friend on Instagram suggested making it 26" long. Then pinning to make a casin

One Hour Top

This morning I woke up and decided I would make myself a new knit top! Sewing with knits is not my regular thing to do, so I went to Sew a One Hour Top by Fancy Tiger - Creativebug what a treat! The pattern is included and the video tutorial is excellent! The ladies know how to sew anything I think. If you have a serger (I don't know how to use mine) or a sewing machine the class shows you both ways!   You do need stretch or ball point needles to sew knits. I was advised to use polyester thread and it does help the thread from breaking! A twin needle is needed to get a nice hem! I need more work on twin needles but it is working. Here is my top with no hems yet!     Whenever I make a new pattern the first time I use knits that are not expensive. If the pattern is to small or hard, I don't have to feel the pain of tossing $30 or more in the give away pile. Lets talk about strips on my 2x plus size body. When they go horizontal they make me look fatter! Vertically I t

Laundry Day Tee

  Hello friends! I made a new tunic this last week! I found the fabric and it is so soft and comfy. I just had to find a pattern to make myself a shirt. I had a little trouble with the neckline (only because I didn't read the directions)! Once I did, it all worked out fine. I learned I like the look of twin needle sewing but hate doing it! So I won't! Just a stretch stitch hem for me from now on. I love a great deal and the Laundry Day Tee Pattern is FREE and easy! You have to join the Facebook group to get it Love Notions Pattern Support ! If you are going to make a knit top for the first time I recommend this group anyways. They are all very helpful. The pattern link is in the rules. Otherwise you can pay $4 and no help. I'll take the free advice anyday. It is also fun to show what you made in the group and ask questions. If your in the market to try sewing knits I also recommend buying Girl Charlee KnitFix - Girl Charlee you get a great assortment and you